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Melissa Rycroft Gives Birth to Baby Ava Grace Strickland!

Woo hoo! Congratulations to Bachelor star Melissa Rycroft and Tye Strickland, who welcomed a daughter on February 16.

Ava Grace Strickland was born in Dallas, Texas, weighing in at 6 lbs., 13 oz., the couple confirms to Mom and little princess are resting comfortably.

"Our lives have changed so much in the last two years and today we've been blessed with the best change ever, our beautiful baby girl," the Stricklands tell People.

Melissa and Tye wed in December 2009 in Mexico. The couple were friends before Melissa went on The Bachelor Season 13 — which she won... before Jason Mesnick changed his mind and dated his current wife, Molly Mesnick. Melissa went on to take third place on Dancing with the Stars Season 8 and then co-hosted last summer’s Bachelor Pad.

Many blessings to the happy trio!

Source: People

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02.17.2011 / 07:00 AM EDT by Gina Carbone
Related: The Bachelor, Gossip, The Bachelorette, Melissa Rycroft

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